BPP Jukebox: Blues Traveler

On Blues Traveler's latest record, Cover Yourself, the band reworks 11 of their own hits. John Popper and company visited our studios in December, with a sound so great that we decided it was worth another listen.

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ALISON STEWART, host:

Let's take a trip to the BPP Jukebox. A few months back, Blues Traveler's John Popper and Chan Kinchla came by our studios. By the way, our first guest who came to us directly from the Howard Stern show, but I digress. They chatted and performed from an album of covers of their own songs. How Meta? Blues Traveler, straight from the BPP Jukebox. Someone pass me a quarter, please.

(Soundbite of song "Reach Me")

Mr. JOHN POPPER: (Singing) Moonlight's in her eyes and I can't see three feet in front of me. And it's the middle of the day. Herculean tasks they come and go so easily, When her rods and her cones play.

White bluely bathed in Elysian fields they run, And I don't care what time it is. I'd throw my watch away if I could hold the lunar surface. With the flicker of light that she witnesses.

And if I'm reaching you, don't you feel guilty. And there's nothing to do, and you can only help me. And I may never learn, but you can only teach me. I'm not sure where you're trying to go, All I'm saying is that you reach me.

Some see the forest for the trees to avoid the trouble. Trouble might be what I'm looking for. Or surely I'd about-face and on the double, But it just doesn't work anymore.

No longer up to me a compass leads the way. Restless evening spirit unwilling to cease. Responsible for what the Ouija board might say, Although it's my finger that moves the piece.

And if I'm reaching you, don't you feel guilty...

STEWART: That was John Popper and Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler doing "Reach Me," right here in the BPP studios back in December.

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